The Point, Sept. 3, 2019: The National Hurricane Center Does Not See Dorian Moving Significantly Until Wednesday


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The news about Dorian

• As Category 3 Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center predicts the storm today could move slightly north but not significantly until Wednesday. (WUFT News, Palm Beach Post)

• As seen above, although Dorian is not projected to make its way across the state, north central Florida could still experience strong winds and heavy rains. People with livestock should plan accordingly. (WUFT News)

So, why exactly did Dorian came to almost a complete halt over the Bahamas? The upper atmosphere, which is so powerful it dictates where storms travel, has been too calm. This could be a good thing for Florida. (WLRN)

• Miami church members determined to help those in the Bahamas are pulling together to provide assistance to the islands. (Miami Herald)

• The University of Florida will not have classes today or tomorrow. (The Alligator)

• As the hurricane is projected to head up the coast of Georgia, its governor, Brian Kemp, declared a state of emergency in 12 counties and issued a mandatory evacuation for six. (WJCT)

The Orlando International Airport is not operating today. If you are supposed to fly in or out of any East Coast airport, it is recommended that you confirm the status of the flight and the airport. (Orlando Weekly)

In preparation for Dorian’s possible landfall in Florida, more than 2,000 inmates from 18 facilities have been evacuated. (Miami Herald)

• In need of some new ways to keep the kids entertained if stuck indoors during the storm? The Palm Beach Post has got you covered.

Flagler County is under a hurricane warning as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Its schools are closed through Thursday and Sheriff Rick Staly said the county will issue a curfew in Evacuation Zones A, B and F, as well as flood-prone areas at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. (WUFT News)

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About Jasmine Dahlby

Jasmine is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

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